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Old 29th Jul 2018, 00:36
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Originally Posted by leadinghand View Post
So,if jet2 can do it,why oh why cant Ryanair??
You need to compare apples with apples. For one, Ryanair are much bigger at STN than Jet2. Secondly, all their aircraft are gone by about 5pm and start getting back from 9:30/10ish. As the storms came in that window, itís little wonder they werenít so affected.
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 11:54
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Air Corsica to launch Calvi route from May 19.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 00:07
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Who (apart from Putin's spies !) is going to be using the Stansted-Kaliningrad route ? The old 72-hour visa for UK/Schengen citizens allowing short visits to just the Kaliningrad enclave in return for the paperwork being much less painful was abolished in Jan 2017 - and Brits wanting to visit Russia are likely to be far more interested in Moscow St Petersburg; it tends to be Germans who want to visit Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad as a region is not doing well in economic terms - and its citizens to not have residency / working rights in the UK
Yes, I know KD Avia used to have a hub in Kaliningrad with a route to London, but they went bust in 2009

So who's going to eb buying tickets ?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 14:43
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New Routes W18

easyJet
Hurghada, Egypt - 2 weekly
Lyon, France - 1/2 weekly

Jet2
Lleida, Spain - 1 weekly
Turin, Italy - 1 weekly

Laudamotion
Innsbruck, Austria - 1 weekly
Vienna, Austria - 13 weekly

Pobeda
Kaliningrad, Russia - 3 weekly
Saint Petersburg, Russia - 4 weekly

Primeria
Gran Canaria, Spain - 1 weekly
Tenerife, Spain - 1 weekly

Ryanair
Dole, France - 1 weekly
Kiev, Ukraine - 5 weekly
Leiv, Ukraine - 3 weekly
Nantes, France - 4 weekly

Other 'news':
Newquay (BE) not returning next summer
Asturias (EZY) expected to return as summer seasonal
Glasgow (FR) terminating
Alicante, Cancun, Kos, Las Vegas and Orlando (MT) not returning next summer, but increases on other services on short haul programme including Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.
Reykjavik (WW) not operating in W18, unknown if returning as summer seasonal next year, some destinations on WW uploaded, some not. Not sure how it's been performing?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 19:12
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WOW

Been chocka pretty much everyday 190/200 pax.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 19:21
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Originally Posted by Keanaga View Post
Been chocka pretty much everyday 190/200 pax.
There does seem to be a lot of capacity within the LON-KEF market. Surely winter is popular with the Northern Lights and other winter attractions? Plus the connections offered with WW via KEF this route should have been one to survive the chop. Be interesting to see if it does return S19.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 19:59
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Pobeda

Anyone have any info as to when this goes on sale? Iíve looked the last couple of days, it seems to be loaded as a route on their system with days greyed out when it doesnít operate, but no flights showing.
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Old 31st Jul 2018, 17:41
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Ryanair cancelling hordes of flights again today at Stansted. Blaming ATC shortages and everyone apart from themselves.
I sense they cancel at the first sign of trouble or is it me?
Such a big Airline should have back up crews imho at such a large base or even god forbid trying to sub charter a few flights might help their image.
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Old 31st Jul 2018, 18:30
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Flights by the other airlines seem to be operating normally granted with some delays. Ryanair must be using a different ATC system to everybody else!
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Old 31st Jul 2018, 19:32
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The problem I guess is that a lot of FRs do three or even four trips per day, therefore delays mount storing even more problems later on. Itís notable most of the first wave departed eventually and cancellations sat in the second/third wave. Probably crew hours also have an impact. Their size also means theyíre disproportionately impacted. Also a fair few of their flights head north and east which is where further trouble was in store. Southbound were less affected.

Its fair to say they werenít alone with problems, the earlier Jet2 departures had delays between one and five hours, Thomas Cook almost three hours, TUI 90 mins, Eurowings two hours.

What doesnít help but makes a nice story for papers is people insisting on queueing to re-book. They would be far better off doing it themselves on their phones, heading home or heading somewhere else.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 22:49
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easyJet just about to announce new route to TLV.
Apparently another route to be announced soon aswell.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 07:01
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Originally Posted by lehovec View Post
easyJet just about to announce new route to TLV.
Apparently another route to be announced soon aswell.
Interesting. Is this because of saturation at LTN?
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 10:49
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Originally Posted by lehovec View Post
easyJet just about to announce new route to TLV.
Apparently another route to be announced soon aswell.
Where did you get this info from? Seems very odd when they've already announced new w18 routes to then add another one and then maybe another one?

Good news if true, to see some EZY growth at STN.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 22:05
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Originally Posted by _aax1 View Post


Where did you get this info from? Seems very odd when they've already announced new w18 routes to then add another one and then maybe another one?

Good news if true, to see some EZY growth at STN.
Can't really disclose the source but should be announced within next week or so, I have been told. Also, not sure whether this is going to be W18 or S19 route, will just have to wait for the official announcement.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 22:32
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So....

Iím interested. Mostly because my Mrs spent the best part of an hour waiting for bags/pram on last domestic flight into EGSS...
...wtf is going on? Shear volume/low cost? There are other options for quicker repatriation of baggage. Time is important vs cost so it has had the Mrs reconsider...
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 22:35
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We waited recently for our bags off a Ryanair domestic flight for over an hour. Lack of baggage handlers I believe. This was at 9.00am.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 22:39
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I wonder who owned the brains, or lack of them, behind the requirement for domestic arrivals to have to exit the airport and walk almost the full length of the terminal, outside, when connecting to another flight or taking the train. That is the sort of intelligence that should lead to instant dismissal.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 06:19
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Swissport who handed Ryanair flights ramp teams are allocated flights for their shifts. So as soon as one flight is delayed the next one will be as well theoretically. And you just get a knock-on effect.
I know MAG and Ryanair have had top level meeting with Swissport recently try and find a solution. But unfortunately at his time their has been no changes.
Itís a shame as the airport is getting so many complaints and negative press.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 06:56
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
We waited recently for our bags off a Ryanair domestic flight for over an hour. Lack of baggage handlers I believe. This was at 9.00am.

You flew RYR and I suspect looked for cheapest deal. As we ALL would. That trickles down the food chain in terms of Labour rates and seasonal work.

The problem is STN is in the middle of nowhere. I moved here and am aware of cost of commute. Passengers are coming from/ to London, they will pay premium fares etc but if you work here its a different story.

How can an employee be expected to pay daily rates to commute from outskirts of London.

Wage rates in the industry are lamentable !

There are simply no large cities within easy commute with sufficient size workforce to fill these jobs.

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Old 7th Aug 2018, 07:26
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No I didn't look for the cheapest deal. They offered the most suitable time of flight. Trouble with Ezy is that their times can be very hit and miss with huge gaps in the middle of the day.
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